look at this! you are now our little elephant girl! this is called a CPAP machine (continuous pulmonary airway pressure). it looks a little more intense than the ventilators that you've been on that have gone in your mouth, but it's much better for you! this is what you graduated to once you came off the conventional ventilator, and we are so proud of you! you started this yesterday, and at first you were pretty mad about it and you were working pretty hard to get your breaths. but your blood gases have all been great and today you have calmed down! this morning ms lindsay dressed you in a pretty little pink outfit (your first outfit!) and you were wide awake for us. the cpap machine makes you blow bubbles (better known as drooling on yourself;)) and we think you are the cutest drooly baby we've ever seen.
guess what else? so you know we've already established that you look just like your daddy in female form, but we discovered something that you and i have in common! we both have very expressive faces=) it's been both a good and a bad thing for me, my girl, but mommy and daddy love that we can tell how you're feeling! it makes us so sad when you're upset-especially right now because you're hoarse from the tube touching your vocal chords and your cry doesn't make any noise-but we love when you look so content and interested in what you're doing-especially when you look at those crazy bright colored cows hanging in the mobile above your hospital bed!! ok my girl-keep up the good work. we are so proud of you=)
i love you!